Currently Craving: April 2011

by editor on April 21, 2011

EdibleSociety: Things we're Craving April 2011

EAT: Les Apéritives by Paris Caramels. Jewel-colored, soft and fresh flavored, these petite pâtes de fruits are designed to serve with cocktails. A perfect antidote to predictable cocktail snacks, the conversation inspiring flavors include Corsica Lemon, Strawberry Basil and Tomato Olive. Available at Dean and Deluca in the US.

READ: Tuscany by Phaidon Press. A gorgeous coffee table book that you’ll actually want to cook from, and a reference on Tuscan food that won’t make you cringe. Part culinary tour, part recipe book, “Tuscany” is arranged by province and filled with exquisitely rustic photography and 50 simple, authentic recipes that will leave you hungry to visit. Be sure to try the Garmugia – a spring vegetable stew from Lucca, and the Castagnaccio alla Pistoiese – a Pistoian chestnut cake. Now if only Phaidon would publish a similar tome on Umbria…

STAY: Ikies, Santorini. Enjoy lazy breakfasts on the private terrace of your Greek Island pied-a-terre while you plan a magical day of catamaran sailing, horse rides on the beach and a visit to the Siglas Winery. Head out to Grace Santorini for a long, loungey dinner then watch sultry sunsets over the caldera from your indoor/outdoor hottub, before hitting the impossibly comfortable beds or the all-night clubs…

PLAY: BYKI is a fun (really) standout in a sea of language learning tools. Slick, practical and addictive, you can play with it for an hour or a few minutes wherever you are. Use it to brush up on rusty languages, to perfect your French menu skills, or learn something completely new for your next overseas adventure. I recommend the iPhone version for ease of use, but a full desktop version is also available. Try it out for free or see their huge lineup of languages in the iTunes AppStore.

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